Concealed Tactical Furniture?

Concealed Tactical Furniture?

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    Concealed Tactical Furniture?

    I'm intrigued by the concept of concealed wood furniture like dressers, night stands and tables. I am not talking about accessories such as clocks, mirrors or wall shelves/picture hangers. I am talking about furniture. I already have a high quality gun safe bolted to the floor in a concealed location.

    I would be interested in reading about personal experiences with this type of wood furniture similar to Tactical Walls and others, selling online. Your personal experiences, good or bad, would be very interesting to hear about. Thanks.
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    My friend has a hanging flag on the wall that stores a few guns.

    I have considered furniture but my concern is fire protection, also.

    We have a cleaning lady who sometimes has her kids come over to help. I would hate to have a kid get into something they shouldnít.


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    Itís a cool idea, and would be fun to try to build a piece, but unless youíre in an apartment and cannot boot down a safe, I donít see much realistic use. Maybe if you live the life of James Bond and need to grab a gun at moments notice when the Russian henchmen find your hideout, it could be useful, but short of that Iím not really sure itís very useful for the average Joe.
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    I haven't decided, one way or there other. There have been times when accessing a gun safe is slow and tedious. I can see why some would want to have something close at hand that is deep concealed in nice wooden furniture and requires an RFID card to access. Even 007 might see that as useful. :)

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    If you are at home and want a gun within arms reach and readily and quickly accessible at all times, just carry at home.

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    I think concealment furniture and the like is self defeating. Simple fact is that it just adds more motions to made to access and use the gun. Chances are if your home is invaded you will need put the gun in action as quickly as it can be done. That is why I have my semi holstered on my person all day until I retire for the night. When I do that the pistol is in the nightstand next to my bed, and it is unholstered.

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    I am still interested in reading about any personal experiences that forum members may have with this type of concealed wood furniture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakBluff View Post
    I am still interested in reading about any personal experiences that forum members may have with this type of concealed wood furniture.

    How about personal experiences with thieves who have torn a house apart while burglarizing it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypher View Post
    How about personal experiences with thieves who have torn a house apart while burglarizing it?
    Your house? Did you have this type of furniture?

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    I think the OP is getting our personal experience. We don't have any because we don't see the utility of it. Tactical furniture is a solution looking for a problem.

    If any members actually have tactical furniture, then they simply haven't read the thread yet or choose not to answer.

    I have looked at this type of "on duty" furniture at some of the NRA annual meetings, and while clever, they aren't inexpensive and most require a magnet or RFID bracelet/card/device to gain access to the firearms. I guess I've lived long enough without having such furniture and have found other ways to address the issues.
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    Best to carry while home.
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    I tried twice to order a piece of concealed furniture, one a shelf unit. One wouldn't respond and the other maker ended up getting cancelled due to being a PITA. Poor CS cost two sales. Buyer beware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I tried twice to order a piece of concealed furniture, one a shelf unit. One wouldn't respond and the other maker ended up getting cancelled due to being a PITA. Poor CS cost two sales. Buyer beware.
    I remember reading some of your posts on this while I was researching the idea. It seemed like that was quite a few years ago. I remember your frustration in what you wrote. Did you ever find anything or just abandon the idea?

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    I thought, man how does this guy conceal furniture when I have a hard time with a full size gun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakBluff View Post
    I remember reading some of your posts on this while I was researching the idea. It seemed like that was quite a few years ago. I remember your frustration in what you wrote. Did you ever find anything or just abandon the idea?
    For now I have passed on the idea. I finally realized, with no young-un's in the house, I don't have to hide anything. It's either at arm's reach or in the safe.
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